Microsoft Wants To Help You Talk To Plants
Translate your messages into plant speak, and the plants respond back
Microsoft Research’s Studio 99 artist-in-residence Helena Steiner has created a project that would allow humans to talk to plants, and for plants to talk back. When you type on a computer connected to a sensor-loaded plant, Project Florence translates your words into plant speak, then translates the plant’s response back to English, spit out like a fortune from the terminal.
How exactly do plants talk? Steiner explains, “We take advantage of the sensibility of plants to different light frequencies and use it to trigger a plant response through manipulation and compare the similarities between plants and natural language processes.”